It’s been another week since I’ve posted. I have been working, what feels, none stop. I am going to have to put in my blog as part of my daily schedule in my planner. I’m not joking, I will do this.
We have been here in New Mexico for a month now. It snowed here our first Sunday, and now, a month later, it is snowing again! Yay!
One thing I have to talk about, and will probably talk about again, is the food.
I love Mexican food, or so I thought. I had a favorite Mexican spot back home, but would eat and any in town. I didn’t care, I liked Mexican food.
I get out here and we go eat at a “real” Mexican restaurant. The family here tries to tell me “Since you’ve never had chile before, you may want to get it on the side instead of inside or on top of your food. It’s a flavor that you acclimate to.” I did not pay any attention to this and got a burrito, smothered in cheese sauce and green chile. It was…. delicious.
I have been lied to, my whole life, about Mexican food. Don’t get me wrong, still love my place back home, but there is no green or red chile on those burritos! Not saying that the chile makes or breaks the food, but it definitely adds something to it. I have eaten some sort of taco, burrito, enchilada, sopapilla, almost everyday since I’ve been here. This is not a bad thing. My tummy has never been happier.
Okay maybe it has been. But I’m happy, that’s what matters now.
And it’s not just the Mexican and New Mexican places that have red and green on hand.
I went to grab a burger at Blake’s Lotaburger. They ask about my toppings, what I wanted, didn’t want, and what to add (bacon, cheese? anyone?). Then at the very end, he asks “red or green?”
Thankfully, I’ve been here long enough, have ordered, and heard this question, I knew how to respond. As I was leaving, all I could do was laugh. It was like nothing I head before. I didn’t expect it from a burger place. But it was one tasty burger.
It made me think about back home and if we have a similar question. I couldn’t think of one for the longest time, then it hit me. Coke! Duh! Back home, when you order a coke, they ask “what kind?” they want to know Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola, Sprite, etc. Here, I ask for a coke, I get a Coke (or a Pepsi, depending on what they have), despite if that’s what I wanted.
I wanted Sprite damn it!
Or Red or Green?
I’m a Green person. 🙂